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Provincial Nominee Programs

Provincial Nominee Programs

Canada’s provincial nominee programs (PNPs) offer a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for individuals who are interested in immigrating to a specific Canadian province or territory. Each of Canada’s provinces and territories has its immigration programs, called Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate foreign skilled workers who want to immigrate to Canada and who are interested in settling in a particular province.

As the provinces have different populations and labor needs, their immigration programs are unique and built to fill their labor market shortages and to fit their own economic and demographic needs. A successful applicant to a PNP will be nominated by the province to apply for permanent residence to the federal government. This means that securing a provincial nomination is always step one in a two-part process. First, an interested immigrant is approved at the provincial level and then they must apply to the federal level. Program requirements and application procedures vary greatly between provinces, so the process depends on which PNP stream a candidate is applying. Candidates can apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry.

Paper-Based Process
  • Apply to the specific province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry Stream.
  • You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
  • Once you have been nominated, you need to submit a paper application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
  • Pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where you plan to live in Canada.
  • Application processing times are longer than through Express Entry.
Express Entry Process
  • Create an Express Entry profile and select the provinces and territories you’re interested in.
  • If a province or territory sends a “notification of interest” to your account, you need to contact them.
  • Thereafter, apply to their Express Entry stream.
  • If you’re nominated, the province will offer it to you through the portal account, and you accept it electronically.

In both cases, you must meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory and you must submit an Express Entry profile and meet the minimum criteria If you are invited to apply, we will submit an electronic application to IRCC.

Canadian immigration comprises of various programs. Contact us today for full details about how we can work with you based on your profile. We are glad to discuss your immigration-related questions or queries.
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